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"The power of choice: a noble cause or a paradigm shift for women and girls” Dr. Natalia Kanem, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) . Join us for the Department of Global Health Education's Grand Rounds.

Dr. Kanem brings 30 years of strategic leadership experience in medicine, public and reproductive health, social justice and philanthropy to her position as the Executive Director of UNFPA. While serving as a Ford Foundation Officer from 1992 to 2005, she helped pioneered work in women's reproductive health and sexuality, in particular through her position as the representative for West Africa. She then served at the Foundation headquarters, becoming Deputy Vice-President for its worldwide peace and social justice programs in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and North America. She has served as the UNFPA Representative in the United Republic of Tanzania, and was the founding president of ELMA Philanthropies Inc., a private institution focusing on children and youth in Africa. 

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